Music News For The Week Of February 14, 2016!
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Last week’s Rockucation question: Geddy Lee, Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney, Gene Simmons, Jack Blades, Greg Lake, Lemmy, Sting, Phil Lynott and Roger Waters, among others, all have these two things in common, what are they? All have these two things in common, what are they? Answer: They are all bass players who sing lead vocals. Winners: Kamran Khan, Seekonk, MA, James Brady, San Diego, CA, Chuck Dressler, Warwick, RI This Week’s Rockucation Question The original name of this album was called Life, but was changed to another name meaning the study of life. The band took the title from a book of the same name. The cover of the album looks like the cover of the book. It’s the band’s third album. Who is the band and the album? Answer Question Here Think you know this music question? Take a guess by clicking the link above! If you answer it correctly, your name will be featured in next week’s Rockucation section.
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage released a new video this week called Cut Me Loose. It’s from their new album, Incarnate, coming out on March 11. Check it out here.
Supergroup of sorts (after all this will be their ninth album) Spiritual Beggars, featuring members of Arch Enemy, Firebird, Opeth, have an album coming out on March 18, titled Sunrise To Sundown. They remind me of Deep Purple. You can check out their new song, Diamond Under Pressure, here.
Machine Head put out the making of their song, Is There Anybody Out There. It’s part one. It will be a digital offering only. Check it out here
Metallica have two deluxe reissues coming out on April 15. Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning. They will be remastered and will include personal stuff from the band and never before heard recordings.
Buckcherry released this song a couple of weeks ago and now they have a video for it. This track features country singer Gretchen Wilson. It’s from their current album, Rock ‘N’ Roll. The song is The Feeling Never Dies and you can watch it here.
Jared Weeks Jared Weeks, former singer of Saving Abel has some solo music out. You might want to check out his Love You To Death on his site here.
Filter have released a teaser video for their new song, Take Me To Heaven, from their forthcoming album, Crazy Eyes, out on April 8. Check it out here.
Ian Fletcher Thornley Big Wreck singer Ian Fletcher Thornley has announced tour dates for his solo record Secrets. Get them here.
Since I post new CD releases every Friday, I don’t usually just post release dates until the day, unless it has a video. Anyway, Tremonti will be releasing Dust on April 29. Eric Clapton is releasing I Still Do on May 20th. Alice Cooper is working on the second Hollywood Vampires album and another record. Judas Priest is working on a Battle Cry live package. Deceased Jani Lane (Warrant) has a new album coming out on February 26 called Catch A Falling Star. Didn’t want you to think I didn’t know what was going on this week, since all of these were announced.
In The Fumes
In The Fumes have a new song out from their current album, Behind The Eight Ball. The song is Small Men. Watch it here
Marilyn Manson worked with country singer Shooter Jennings on a cover of David Bowie’s song, Cat People. You can listen to it here.
Helix released vintage video from 1979 for their song Breaking Loose. You can watch it here.
Generation Axe Tour
Generation Axe Tour announced dates and this year’s lineup. The guitarists are Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Get dates here.
Slayer released a teaser video for their song, You Against You. It’s from their current album, Relentless. Check it out here.
Rob Zombie, Korn And In The Moment
Rob Zombie, Korn and In This Moment will be touring together. Tickets go on sale March 11 at here. As of this writing there are no dates.
Metal Church’s new album, XI, will be released on March 25. The band released a teaser video for their song called reset, which you can watch here. They also announced tour dates which you can get here.
SRR Quick Hits
Mastodon have purchased a new rehearsal space in the Atlanta, Georgia area. In the next few months they will be looking for tenants and musicians to utilize the space. If interested you can contact them here.
I know I have mentioned this in the past, but just throwing it out there. You should check out AXS TV, they have various rock shows and interviews. You can get the schedule here.
Phil Collins has come out of retirement as you know, but it doesn’t mean he will tour. He is working on a new album and will do some shows.
Steve Perry has stated that he and Journey are trying to work something out and he has big plans for 2016.
Gene Simmons has been confirmed Heavycon. Get details Here.
This week it was announced that Deep Purple won’t perform with Ritchie Blackmore during the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He is allowed to attend. The band will only perform with its current lineup, two of whom won’t be inducted: Don Airey and Steve Morse. This seems to be a trend as of late. KISS didn’t perform, but posed with the original lineup. The hall has a problem where they don’t include all lineups of the band being inducted. They have done this many times in the past. But if the bands were inducted when they should have been, the original year they qualify, in most cases there wouldn’t have been an issue. It’s something to think about. Instead of it being about music it’s all about egos.
Don Felder would have liked to have been part of the tribute to Glenn Frey that the Eagles and Jackson Browne did. But he wasn’t asked. I know they have had their differences, it’s just sad to think that they couldn’t have made it work this one time.
If you have a thousand dollars to spend then KISS has something for you to buy. There is a limited edition (200 made) of a Gene Simmons Demon Mask. You can buy and get the details here.
You can catch me this week being interviewed by Eric Gessner on 88.5 & 100.7 KMUZ FM, this Thursday night at 11:15 pm eastern time. The station is from Turner, Oregon. You can tune in here.